Montagne Jeunesse Manuka Honey Peel Off


I’m not a huge face mask person so when I got the Montagne Jeunesse Manuka Honey Peel Off Masque in my ReFreshVoxBox from Ifluenster I was skeptical at best. One night before bed I pulled out the package, opened it, read the instructions and put the mask on. First it smelled really good and natural. It didn’t have a strange chemical smell. It was a bit sticky but nothing too horrible. I put it all over my face then went and watched Empire. It dried rather quickly which in my opinion is a good thing. After a few minutes I went into the bathroom and pulled the mask off. Much to my surprise my face was super smooth and soft. It didn’t irritate my face or cause any skin inflammations. This is a mask I will actually buy. I loved it.

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L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Comforting Cream

“The Light Shea Butter Comforting Cream, with its fine and non-greasy texture, is formulated with 5% shea butter to answer the essential needs of normal to combination skin, including sensitive skin types. Lastingly moisturized (48h)**, skin is supple and soft. As protected against external aggressions, skin stays comfortable all day long.”
I received this product for free for testing purposes from Influenster. I’ve been using this cream before bed every night and so far I love it. It’s smooth and non greasy. I don’t have this strange filmy feeling on my face which is awesome. I have overly sensitive skin and it hasn’t broken me out or caused any irritation. It’s so hard to find products to use on my skin that wont cause some sort of eruption. All in all a great product.,82,1,29193,662643.htm

ReFresh VoxBox ( Influenster )


YAY it’s an Influenster day!!!! WOW I think I have officially spent too much time at Gymboree. If you’ve ever been to Gymboree you know everything is a song or a rhyme.

Anyway I got a great box from Influenster. This one is called the Refresh VoxBox.



Beanito chips: #allthatinabagofchips

Covergirl UltraSmooth Foundation : #UltraSmooth

L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream : #ineedshea

Orgain Certified Organic Nutritional Shakes: #OrgainWellness

Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques: #MJPeelOffs

Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars: #skinnygirlXInfluenster

LIsterine Pocketpaks: #LIsterinePocketPaks

DenTek Fun Flossers: #GoFlossYourself

DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks #GoFlossYourself

I’m very happy with this box I have loved ALL the products in it.


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First I’d like to apologize for the long time between posts. I’ve been trying to plan my daughter’s first birthday and it’s been CRAAAZY! I promise to do better from now on.
Well my princess turned ONE. It’s crazy how fast this year has gone by. I remember going into labor like it was yesterday. Now she’s mommy’s big girl. We went to the aquarium on her birthday. It was so much fun. She wanted to see and touch everything. She laughed and “talked” to everyone including the fish. A big shark swam by and she clapped for him. It was totally adorable. I loved seeing her see things for the first time. After that we came home and had vegan cake and ice cream. I didn’t get any smash cake pictures because she refused to smash her cake or even touch it with her hands. She was on the other hand quite thrilled when mommy agreed to feed it to her. We all ate vegan for about 30 minutes.
It’s been a crazy year but I have loved it. I have officially experienced all my daughter’s “first” holidays with her. We’ve gone through a lot of firsts in general. I can’t wait for more.  She even have a mini birthday party at mommy and me. I bought cupcakes and everyone seemed to enjoy them. I was going to bake but I was just too exhausted so I would the store bought route.
I thought a lot about my midwife on my daughter’s birthday. I’m in the process of writing her a letter. What do you say to the woman you feel God put in your life to save your baby’s life. Had I not had a midwife that went with her gut and spiritual feeling I’m not sure Kennady or I would be here right now. I know what can happen when medical professionals only want to go by the book. I’m so thankful for Toni. How do you put how truly thankful you are in a letter? I have no idea but I am going to try.  She will be forever mine and Kennady’s angel.
The NICU staff will forever be in my heart too. They took care of Kennady and kept her here with me. I may write them a group letter too. I know I will be sending them her 1 year pictures when I finally get them.
The ladies over at perinatal services were beyond an amazing help. They kept me sane and healthy.These people do so much for women but I wonder if they really know how life changing their actions are. Having an amazing support system was a huge reason why Kennady and I both left that hospital alive and healthy. These women are amazing. They were amazing for me. They were amazing to me.
I will think of all of them on Kennady’s birthday every year. Hell I’ll think about them year round.
Oh and my best friend called me at 8:24pm to wish Kennady a happy birthday. 8:24pm the exact time my princess entered this world.
Her infancy was pretty stinking awesome.I look forward to what her toddler years have in store for us. I’m blessed and lucky to be her mother. I’m proud to be her mother. God gave me this most amazing child and I will cherish her until the day I die.
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To wean or not to wean

My tiny princess is almost a year old and she still night nurses. I’m not bothered by it but it seems as tho others are. She nurses 2 or 3 times a night.  Everyone  keeps saying night wean her night wean her. I don’t understand why. I enjoy our late night/early morning times together just the two of us. No one else awake in the house. I sing to her , I cuddle her and nurse her back to sleep. It’s comforting for both of us. She’s only going to be a nursling for a short time. Why not treasure that time while it’s happening? Why try to rush out of it? Am I exhausted? Of course I am but I would have it no other way. She’s my baby she needs me and I need her. I don’t see anything negative about night nursing. Kennady’s dentist says her teeth are perfectly healthy. I do use Spiffies Tooth wipes after she nurses so the milk isn’t sitting on her teeth at night while she sleeps. That way her teeth will stay healthy. Outside of that what’s the problem? If she wants to night nurse at 3 that’s fine with me. It wont be forever. I cherish the nursing time my princess and I have together.